Friday, March 30

The Zion District Baptist Association will have a Good Friday program titled “The Seven Last Sayings of Jesus.” When/where: 6 p.m. at the Dr. L.V. Powell Zion District Baptist Association Building, 213 Justy St., Winona. Details: Ministers of Zion will speak.

New Pillow Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have a Good Friday program titled “This Do In Remembrance of Me.” When: 7 p.m. Details: The Rev. Keith Howard of New Revelation M.B. Church in McCarley, the Rev. Steven Joiner of United Fellowship Church in West Memphis, Arkansas, and the Rev. Ben Lewis of Millsprings M.B. Church in Weir will speak.

Valley View Missionary Baptist Church in Cruger will conclude its annual revival. When: 7:30 p.m. Details: The Rev. A.C. Craft, pastor of Jonah Chapel and Johnson Chapel churches, will speak.

Saturday, March 31

S.T.O.P. and Love Apostolic Ministries will have its Prayer W.A.R. (Women Acting Radical) Conference. When: Noon. Details: The theme is “Warring Women Win!” Speakers will be L’isha Jordan of Southaven, Dr. Tamicka Walls of Greenwood and Pastor Vikkie Johnson of Durant. Camouflage attire is encouraged.

Providence Missionary Baptist Church’s Drama Department will present a live Easter production, “The Life of Jesus Christ: The Creation, Birth, Walk and Crucifixion.” When: 4 p.m.

Sunday, April 1

Samuel Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have an Easter sunrise program. When: 6:30 a.m. Details: Breakfast will be served, and there will be an egg hunt afterward.

Carrollton Baptist Church invites the community to attend the annual Community Sunrise Service. When: 7 a.m. Details: The regular Sunday school and morning worship service will be held at 9:45 and 11 a.m., respectively, with no evening service.

Brooklyn Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have Easter church service. When: 8 a.m.

New Pillow Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have an Easter program with the youth of the church. When: 9 a.m.

Providence Missionary Baptist Church will hold Holy Communion following the church service. When: Service is at 10:45 a.m.

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church will have its Easter service. When: 10 a.m. Details: Easter presentations will be rendered followed by the sermon by the Rev. Dr. Calvin Collins. Sunday School will not be held.

Holmes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have an Easter program. When: 11:30 a.m.

Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church will have its Easter celebration. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: The church’s pastor, the Rev. George Blake, will speak.

Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Itta Bena will have an Easter program and 118th-anniversary celebration. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: The Rev. Sammie Anderson, pastor of St. John M.B. Church in Sidon, will speak.

Bethel Christian Church will have an Easter program, with the Youth Department in charge. When: Noon.

Greater Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Youth and Young Adult Program. When: 1 p.m. Details: Deacon Sylvester Taylor Jr., a member of Second Mount Pleasant M.B. Church in Sidon, will speak, and Jada Smith will host. The theme is “Youth Taking Back Everything the Devil Stole,” and the Scripture is Philippians 4:13.

McClain Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Mother’s Board Program. When: 3 p.m. Details: Ada B. Carter, assistant pastor of Payne Chapel M.B. Church in Quito, will speak. The theme is “Christian Mothers Standing Their Ground for Jesus,” and the Scripture is John 19:25a.

House of Prayer and Praise New Life Community Church will have a 20th pastoral anniversary celebration for Apostle Ruby Brown. When: 4 p.m. Details: The theme is “Anointed For Destiny,” and the theme verse is Isaiah 61:1. The guest speaker will be Apostle Nathaniel Burton of Second Chance Worship Center of McGehee, Arkansas.

New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Itta Bena will have its spring revival. When: 6 p.m. April 1 and 7 p.m. April 2-5. Details: The speakers for the week will be: April 1-2, The Rev. Kenneth Milton, New Zion M.B. Church; April 3, The Rev. Louis Coleman, Mount Carmel M.B. Church and New St. John M.B. Church; and, April 4-5, the Rev. Robert Anderson, Mount Calvary M.B. Church.

Friday, April 6

Rock of Salvation Family Worship Center will have a self-esteem conference. When: 6 p.m. April 6-7.

Barwick United Methodist Church will hold a Ten Commandments Program. When: 6 p.m. Where: At the church, Minter City. Details: The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Rean Sanders at 299-2471.

Sunday, April 8

Locust Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold Men's and Women's Day. When: 8 a.m. Where: At the church, 3951 U.S. 82 E. Details: The Rev. Lawrence Morris of Greenville will speak. A rehearsal will be held April 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have its second-Sunday service. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: The Rev. Marlon Parker of St. Peter Rock M.B. Church in Cruger will speak.

Good Hope United Methodist Church in Vaiden will have Family and Friends Day. When: 1 p.m.

St. George Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have Family and Friends Day. When: 2 p.m. Details: Pastor Marilyn Jones-Bryant of MJB Ministries will speak.

Brooklyn Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have a fourth-anniversary celebration for its pastor and his wife. When: 2 p.m. Details: Dell Walker, senior minister at New Green Grove Church of Faith, will deliver the message.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Sidon will have an anniversary program for its pastor, Sammie Anderson. When: 2 p.m.

Community Baptist Church will celebrate Servant’s Day. When: 3 p.m. Details: The guest speaker will be Maj. Jerry Carter, North Region administrator for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and a member of New Zion M.B. Church. He is a Morgan City native and graduate of Leflore County High School and will graduate from Mississippi Valley State University in May with a degree in criminal justice. He worked for the Mississippi Department of Corrections for two years before joining what was then named the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1988. He was the first black conservation officer in Leflore County and later became the first black lieutenant and the first black captain. He oversees the day-to-day operations of 30 counties and about 70 conservation officers.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Winona will have its spring revival. When: 6 p.m. April 8 and 7 p.m. April 9-10. Details: The guest speaker will be Rev. James C. Williams of San Antonio. He is the author of “The Constitution of the Kingdom of Heaven: An Expositional Commentary on the Sermon on the Mount.” He will be available for book sales and signing.

Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual spring revival. When: 6 p.m. April 8 and 7 p.m. April 9-12. Details: The Rev. William Morris, pastor of Locust Grove M.B. Church and Spring Hill M.B. Church, will speak.

Monday, April 9

Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Coila will have its spring revival. When: 7 p.m. April 9-13. Details: Pastor Ozell Landfair Jr., Pastor of Bear Marsh M.B. Church, will speak.

Thursday, April 12

Greater Harvest Worship Center will have its homecoming and 38th-anniversary celebration. When: 7:30 p.m. April 12-13 and 11:15 a.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 15. Details: The theme will be “Growing Stronger, Soaring Higher and Progressing Forward” (Isaiah 40:31). The speakers will be: April 12, Pastor Augusta Carnage of Itta Bena; April 13, Apostle Veronica Young of Hoover, Alabama; April 15, District Elder Leon Edwards of Yazoo City (morning) and Suffragan Bishop Stanley Jones of Philadelphia, Mississippi (evening).

Sunday, April 15

Samuel Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have its 50th State Pageant. When: 11 a.m.

Horseshoe Baptist Church will hold spring revival services. When: 11 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. April 15-18. Where: At the church, Horseshoe Road, Tchula. Details: Luke Johnson will preach Sunday, and visiting evangelist for Monday-Wednesday will be the Rev. Wayne Hudson with Complete in Christ Ministries of Kosciusko. Hudson pastored Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church near Lexington several years and was a coach and teacher for several years at Central Holmes Christian School in Lexington.

Payne Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have a 12th-anniversary celebration for its pastor, the Rev. James Clinton, and his wife, Lorene. When: 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Details: Minister Charles Montgomery of Rosehill M.B. Church in Lexington will speak at the morning service, and Pastor Clarence Johnson of Greater New Home M.B. Church in Quito will speak in the afternoon.

Tuesday, April 17

Greater New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church will hold spring revival services. When: 7 p.m. April 17-19. Where: At the church, 300 N. Carver St., Itta Bena. Details: Evangelist for the week will be the Rev. Chester Jackson of Los Angeles.

Friday, April 20

Holmes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual women’s conference. When: 7:30 p.m. Details: Evangelist Annie Dixon of Morgan City, Betty Payne of Cleveland and Pastor Nellie Morgan of Greenwood will speak.

Sunday, April 22

St. George Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have a 10th-anniversary celebration for its pastor, Aaron Brown, and his wife, Annie. When: 2 p.m. Details: Elder Rena Baker Henderson of East Percy Street Christian Church will speak.

First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Family and Friends Day. When: 2 p.m. Details: Evangelist Nellie Morgan will speak.

Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Youth Day. When: 2 p.m. Details: Jayona Breyae Wells of Travelers Rest M.B. Church will speak. The colors will be white and khaki. Rehearsal will be at 5:30 p.m. April 10 and April 17. Choirs, other groups and soloists are invited.

Sunday, April 29

Holmes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have its fifth-Sunday service. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: Elder Randy Banks will speak.

Holmes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have Choir Day. When: 2 p.m.

Monday, April 30

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual revival. When: 7:30 a.m. April 30-May 4. Details: The guest evangelist will be the Rev. Dr. Kerrick Nevels, pastor of Brooklyn Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and Stranger’s Home Missionary Baptist Church.

Saturday, May 5

Good Hope United Methodist Church will have a fish fry. When/where: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the BK Center, 16388 Highway 17, Coila. Details: Plates cost $8.50 each.

Sunday, May 6

New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Itta Bena will have its annual Women’s Day. When: 3 p.m. Details: The speaker will be Dr. Areka Thomas of Greenwood.

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual Usher Day services. When: 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 13

Bethel Christian Church will have a Mother’s Day program. When: 11 a.m.

Sunday, May 27

Bethel Christian Church will have Family and Friends Day. When: 2 p.m.

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